WSU Football Recruiting: Big 6-6 Cali OT Became Second Coug-Commit on Thursday


Dominic Davis wasn’t the only commitment for Washington State on Thursday, the Cougs also received a commitment from a really large offensive tackle.

Cedric Bigge-Duren is actually listed as a guard on the recruiting sites, but Mike Leach and offensive line coach Clay McGuire like him on the outside. At 6’6″, 295 lbs, Bigge-Duren fits the mold for lengthy and quick-footed tackles that Leach likes to split out wide on the line and let go to work on defensive ends.

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This kid doesn’t have any amount of straight-line speed and lumbers a bit down the field (probably why he is currently rated as a 2-star prospect), but he does NOT get juked by speed rushers who start one way and dip or spin the opposite direction. Watching his highlight tape, it’s a little bit shocking he’s not considered a 3-star athlete. His size and lateral agility are impressive and incredibly undervalued.

Before finishing the thought, let’s take a look at how well this kid moves and uses his body for position, while using his arms to keep the defenders at bay.

That’s good stuff folks. Wouldn’t be surprised at all to see Bigge-Duren take a boost in ranking within the next two official updated recruiting rankings. This could be especially possible when they realize that Bigge-Duren has actually dropped 15-20 lbs from those clips (that’s right, he was about 315 in those) and will have even better directional awareness and ability.

He wasn’t particularly highly recruited, holding offers from San Jose State, Montana State, Nevada and WSU. However offensive linemen have been among the highest turnover as far as de-commits these first few years for WSU. If his recruitment blows up after this commitment, don’t be surprised if he really, heavily considers other places.

For now, he’s a Coug and gives them 10 commitments on the young recruiting season!